I generally only like sprites, if the sprites are retro, a platformer, or the sprites are high quality. Im really glad pokemon used 3D models for this game cause its sprites sure as hell wasnt high quality.
"The game isn't out and i haven't seen the finished game yet but i already don't like what they've done with this game. You know what games still have sprites? all of gen 1-5.
5 generations of pokemon staying completely still while they breathe out flamethrowers from their wings crotch feet legs and stomach, basically everywhere that didn't have a mouth. well guess what? now they're making improvements so shut your pie holes and enjoy it. you can all make your own freakin' sprites if you love them so much. :P
I like the fact that we are changing, but the models looks like they were ripped from a PS1 game.
Come on, we know what the 3DS can do!
You can't possible be talking about the battle sprites, because those things are amazing. The field sprites were also pretty clearly a conscious choice, as well. Of course, part of that choice may have been based on the fact that it was easier to make, but it's clearly designed to look like a 3D version of the old tiles, and the Pokemon/battles themselves are top-notch.
Socran's Razor: "Never attribute to massive stupidity by someone else, what could be explained by a tiny bit of stupidity on your own part."